Huskies First Four

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Huskies First Four: Months

Starting Strong

At St. Cloud State, your debut semester is filled with excitement and will set the pace for your collegiate journey. Check out these events, resources and tips to help you along first four months at St. Cloud State University.

Keep checking back for more events, tips and resources!

August - December 2020

Social Media: First Four Hashtags

First Four Smartphone Apps

We know many of our students rely on their smart phones to check their social media accounts and emails, so check out these great SCSU-focused apps! 


Managed by our Public Safety department, this app provides information on parking & public transit, emergency contacts, and even Renting 101, content specific for our students living in off-campus housing.


Boost is a free app that allows you to order and pay ahead so you can skip the lines in popular campus restaurants, including Erbert & Gerbert's, Coffee & Bagels, and more! 

Text "BOOST" to 99299, visit, or search for "Boost Ordering" in the App Store. 

Dine on Campus: 

This app provides helpful, dining-related information from St. Cloud State, including dining locations, making reservations in Garvey Commons for meal times/tables, hours of operation, menus, and more. 


This app integrates with D2L Brightspace, SCSU's online learning platform. Pulse helps you stay on task by seeing what's up next in class, check your grades, look at content, and get notifications of upcoming assignment due dates. 

First Four Days Off

  • Sept. 7 - Labor Day holiday, No classes; Offices closed 
  • Oct. 9 - Student Fall Break, No classes; Offices open 
  • Oct. 20 - Workshop day for faculty; No classes, Offices open 
  • Nov. 11 - Veterans Day holiday, No classes, Offices closed 

View the full Academic Calendar.

Get Outdoors: First Four Community Visits

  • Beaver Island Trail
  • Lake George
  • Quarry Park
  • Munsinger-Clemens Gardens

Find more St. Cloud parks information.

Athletics: First Four Games

  • Women's Soccer
  • Men's Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey 

Find more Huskies Athletics events at Students get in to most athletic events FREE with a valid student ID.

Tips: First Four Good Student Success

  • Go to class, each and every day. Even if attendance isn't mandatory.
  • Buy/rent your textbooks and read them before classes/lectures
  • Use a planner, planner app or calendar to ensure you're on top of your assignments, projects, and exams. 
  • Stay healthy by getting enough rest, exercise and social connections